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Author Rank: Check Your Authority With New Virante Tool

December 23, 2013 by Steve Rayson

Check Your Authority

The authority of an author will be an important element in determining content value in the new semantic web. While there is no Google author rank as yet, Virante and Mark Traphagen have introduced their own Author Rank tool to help assess author authority and value.[read more]

Content Creator? Make Sense Of Google AuthorRank

December 8, 2013 by Angela Booth


If you’re a content creator, you’re aware of Google’s AuthorRank. It’s a way to build your authority online. To assess your “authority,” do a Google search for a piece of content you’ve written. If your image pops up next to your content in the results, you’ve got authority, in Google’s eyes.[read more]

Google+ Integration Allows Domination Over Twitter

March 28, 2013 by Blaise Grimes-Viort

Google Plus overtakes Twitter?

Google Plus recently overtook Twitter in terms of the number of active users. How? Google Plus has a number of killer features which are driving its growth and helping it steal precious attention away from the established social networks. Here's a look at several of them.[read more]

3 Content Challenges That Google Authorship Solves Today

March 5, 2013 by Steven Shattuck

Google Authorship adds several visual elements to blog posts both as they appear in the SERPs and in their native on-page environment. Rather than making AuthorRank your goal today, instead focus on getting authorship-optimized.[read more]

Google AuthorRank: Fact or Fiction?

February 4, 2013 by Mike Allton

You may have heard rumors about Google AuthorRank, and wondered how that is going to affect search engine rankings. Google has long denied that authorship credit will affect result rankings in search engines, leading many to wonder if it was even real. It turns out that Google AuthorRank is very real.[read more]

Time to Prepare for AuthorRank

October 27, 2012 by Caroline Melberg

If you haven’t joined Google+, now is the time to do it. In the future, AuthorRank will determine whether your content ranks for keyword phrases you’re associated with. It’s more than just a reputation management tool. It’s a search engine marketing management tool.[read more]